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press release March 27, 2013
HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS - March 28th, 9:40 a.m. (Procession) 10:00 a.m. (Mass)
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist. All Archdiocesan priests gather to concelebrate with the Archbishop and to renew their priestly promises. During this Mass, Archbishop Chaput will bless the Oil of Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick, and consecrate the Oil of Chrism. These holy oils are used throughout the Archdiocese during the coming year in the celebration of the Sacraments. (mult-box feed available)
For those who cannot attend the Chrism Mass, the Mass will be streamed live at www.archphila.org and broadcast on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM, and Holy Spirit Radio
1420 AM and 1570 AM.
HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER - March 28th, 5:00 p.m.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant. Father Dennis Gill, Director of the Office for Divine Worship, will be the homilist. This Mass commemorates the Last Supper, during which Christ instituted the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and gave us His commandment to love one another. After the homily, following the example of Christ who washed the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper, the Archbishop will wash the feet of seminarians from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. (mult-box feed available)
GOOD FRIDAY PASSION OF THE LORD - March 29th, 3:00 p.m.
Reverend Monsignor Arthur E. Rodgers, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, commemorating the Holy Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. The traditional adoration of the cross, led by Archbishop Chaput, will take place during the Liturgy. There will be three hours of prayer in the Cathedral from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during which Confession will be heard. (no mult-box feed available)
EASTER VIGIL - March 30th, 8:00 p.m.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Easter Vigil Mass celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord. Four components makeup the Easter Vigil: Service of Light (Blessing of the Fire and Lighting of the Paschal Candle), Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of Baptism, and the Liturgy of Eucharist.
After a reflective and intense period of prayer during Lent, Catechumens (those who have not been baptized) and Candidates (those who have been baptized in other faiths) will become full members of the Catholic Church at the Cathedral and parishes throughout the Archdiocese at the Easter Vigil and during Easter Time. In 2012, closed to 800 new Catholics will be welcomed into the Church. (no mult-box feed available)
EASTER SUNDAY MASS - March 31st, 11:00 a.m.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the celebrant and homilist at the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord. Other Masses on Easter Sunday are: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. (no mult-box feed available)